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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Space Florida president Steve Kohler (left) talks to the media about physicist Stephen Hawking's (in the wheelchair) first zero-gravity flight. The flight will be aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp., a commercial company licensed to provide the public with weightless flight experiences. At right is Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. Hawking developed amyotrophic...
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31865
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Still aboard its transporter, external tank No. 117 sits in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building. The tank was offloaded from the Pegasus barge in the nearby turn basin. ET-117 arrived aboard the barge after its voyage around the Florida Peninsula from the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans. The tank is slated for mission STS-118, which is targeted for launch in early August. ET-117 will be moved into a checkout cell in high bay 2 of the VAB...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- STS-118, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida, Where --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31903
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a technician mates the AIM spacecraft, at left, to the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket, at right. AIM, which stands for Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, is being prepared for integrated testing and a flight simulation. The AIM spacecraft will fly three instruments designed to study polar mesospheric clouds located at the edge of space, 50 miles above the Earth's surface in the coldest part of the planet's atmosphere....
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31924
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Vehicle Assembly Building, external tank No. 117 is waiting to be raised off its transporter in order to lift it to a vertical position. Once vertical, the tank will be lifted into the checkout cell in high bay 2 for processing. ET-117 arrived aboard the Pegasus barge after its voyage around the Florida Peninsula from the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans. The tank is slated for mission STS-118, which is targeted for launch in early August. Photo...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- STS-118, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida, Where --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31905
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, under the protective clean tent, technicians maneuver the second half of the fairing into place around the AIM spacecraft. The fairing is a molded structure that fits around the spacecraft and forms an aerodynamically smooth nose cone, protecting the spacecraft during launch. Launch will be from a Pegasus XL rocket, carried and released by Orbital Sciences L-1011 jet aircraft. AIM, which stands for Aeronomy of Ice in the...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31886
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Aboard its transporter, external tank No. 117 moves toward the open doors of the Vehicle Assembly Building. The tank was offloaded from the Pegasus barge in the nearby turn basin.ET-117 arrived aboard the barge after its voyage around the Florida Peninsula from the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans. The tank is slated for mission STS-118, which is targeted for launch in early August. ET-117 will be moved into a checkout cell in high bay 2 of the VAB for...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- STS-118, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida, Where --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31901
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, under the protective clean tent, technicians begin installing the fairing around the AIM spacecraft. The fairing is a molded structure that fits around the spacecraft and forms an aerodynamically smooth nose cone, protecting the spacecraft during launch. Launch will be from a Pegasus XL rocket, carried and released by Orbital Sciences L-1011 jet aircraft. AIM, which stands for Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, is being...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31882
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This closeup of external tank No. 117 reveals the enormity of the tank -- 154 feet long, 27.5 feet around and weighing 58,500 pounds -- as it dwarfs the workers behind it. Offloaded from the Pegasus barge in the nearby turn basin, the tank is heading for the Vehicle Assembly Building. ET-117 arrived aboard the barge after its voyage around the Florida Peninsula from the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans. The tank is slated for mission STS-118, which is...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- STS-118, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida, Where --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31899
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Well-wishers greet noted physicist Stephen Hawking (in the wheelchair) at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility after a zero gravity flight. Next to him at left are Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. that provided the flight aboard its modified Boeing 727, and Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). At the celebration of his 65th...
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31876
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Well-wishers greet noted physicist Stephen Hawking (in the wheelchair) at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility after a zero gravity flight. Next to him at left are Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero Gravity Corp. that provided the flight aboard its modified Boeing 727, and Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). At the celebration of his 65th...
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31877
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The media surround noted wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking after his arrival at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility for his first zero-gravity flight. Behind Hawking, at left, are Zero Gravity Corporation founder Peter Diamandis and Space Florida president Steve Kohler. The flight will be aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero G, a commercial company licensed to provide the public with weightless flight experiences. Hawking...
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31864
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a bench review in the Space Station Processing Facility, astronaut Koicki Wakata gets hands-on experience on hardware he will be using in orbit. Wakata, with the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency, will join the Expedition 18 crew in 2008, flying on mission STS-126. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton
Topics: What -- STS-126, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 jets fly in formation above the Industrial Area of Kennedy Space Center. The purpose of the flyover was to photograph the area for promotional purposes. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host the inaugural World Space Expo from Nov. 3 to 11, featuring an aerial salute by the Thunderbirds on its opening weekend. The Expo will create one of the largest displays of space artifacts, hardware and personalities ever assembled in...
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Vehicle Assembly Building, a worker checks the cable attached from the framework around external tank No. 117 to the overhead crane. The tank is suspended vertically above the transfer aisle before being lifted into the checkout cell in high bay 2 for processing. ET-117 arrived aboard the Pegasus barge after its voyage around the Florida Peninsula from the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans. The tank is slated for mission STS-118, which is targeted...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- STS-118, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida, Where --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31913
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a bench review in the Space Station Processing Facility, astronaut Koicki Wakata gets hands-on experience on hardware he will be using in orbit. Wakata, with the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency, will join the Expedition 18 crew in 2008, flying on mission STS-126. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton
Topics: What -- STS-126, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a bench review in the Space Station Processing Facility, astronauts get a close look at hardware they will be taking into and using in orbit. At far left is Koichi Wakata, with the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency, will join the Expedition 18 crew in 2008, flying on mission STS-126. At right are Tim Kopra and Garrett Reisman, who will join Expedition 16 aboard the International Space Station in 2008, flying on mission STS-123. Kopra is his backup....
Topics: Who -- Koichi Wakata, Who -- Garrett Reisman, What -- STS-123, What -- International Space Station...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31942
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, an overhead crane moves the heat shield toward a platform at left. The heat shield was removed from the Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft at right. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring...
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, What -- Viking, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This closeup shows the spin test of the Phoenix Mars Lander in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing is planned in May 2008 on arctic ground where a mission...
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, What -- Viking, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the Phoenix Mars Lander (foreground) can be seen inside the backshell. In the background, workers are helping place the heat shield, just removed from the Phoenix, onto a platform. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any...
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, What -- Viking, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An overhead crane lowers the backshell with the Phoenix Mars Lander inside toward a spin table for spin testing in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing is planned...
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, What -- Viking, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An overhead crane lifts the backshell with the Phoenix Mars Lander inside off its work stand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. The spacecraft is being moved to a spin table (back left) for spin testing. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated...
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, What -- Viking, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, a crane lifts the shipping crate from around the Phoenix spacecraft. The spacecraft arrived May 7 via a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in...
Topics: What -- Phoenix, What -- Mars, What -- Polar, What -- Viking, What -- STEREO, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31979
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The unwrapped Phoenix spacecraft is on display in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing is planned in May 2008 on arctic ground where a mission currently in orbit,...
Topics: What -- Phoenix, What -- Mars, What -- Polar, What -- Viking, What -- STEREO, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31984
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2, during crew equipment interface test activities, STS-118 Mission Specialists Dr. Dafydd Williams, Tracy Caldwell and Richard Mastrocchio are getting practice photographing the underside of the orbiter Endeavour, which they may do on the flight. The STS-118 mission will be delivering the third starboard truss segment, the ITS S5, to the International Space Station, as well as the SPACEHAB single cargo module filled with supplies...
Topics: Who -- Dafydd Williams, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --The STS-118 crew members look over parts of the mission payload, the S5 integrated truss, in the Space Station Processing Facility during crew equipment interface test activities. Seen here are Mission Specialists Dr. Dafydd Williams and Tracy Caldwell. The crew comprises Commander Scott Kelly, Pilot Charles Hobaugh, and Mission Specialists Williams, Barbara Morgan, Richard Mastracchio, Caldwell and Benjamin Drew. Williams is with the Canadian Space Agency. The...
Topics: Who -- Dafydd Williams, Who -- Scott Kelly, Who -- Charles Hobaugh, Who -- Richard Mastracchio,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=32031
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --The STS-118 crew members look over parts of the mission payload, the S5 integrated truss, in the Space Station Processing Facility during crew equipment interface test activities. Seen here is Mission Specialist Dr. Dafydd Williams, getting hands-on experience. The crew comprises Commander Scott Kelly, Pilot Charles Hobaugh, and Mission Specialists Williams, Barbara Morgan, Richard Mastracchio, Tracy Caldwell and Benjamin Drew. Williams is with the Canadian Space...
Topics: Who -- Dafydd Williams, Who -- Scott Kelly, Who -- Charles Hobaugh, Who -- Richard Mastracchio,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During crew equipment interface test activities at KSC, STS-118 Mission Specialists Tracy Caldwell (center) and Dr. Dafydd Williams (right) look over the interior of the payload bay of orbiter Endeavour. The STS-118 mission will be delivering the third starboard truss segment, the ITS S5, to the International Space Station, as well as the SPACEHAB single cargo module filled with supplies and equipment. Launch aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour is targeted for Aug. 9....
Topics: Who -- Dafydd Williams, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During crew equipment interface test activities in Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at KSC, STS-118 crew members get a close look at equipment they will use on their flight. Seen here is Pilot Charles Hobaugh. The STS-118 mission will be delivering the third starboard truss segment, the ITS S5, to the International Space Station, as well as the SPACEHAB single cargo module filled with supplies and equipment. Launch aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour is targeted for...
Topics: Who -- Charles Hobaugh, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This young alligator approaches the railroad tracks where the train carrying solid rocket booster motor segments is approaching Kennedy Space Center. While enroute, solid rocket motor segments were involved in a derailment in Alabama. The rail cars carrying these segments remained upright and were undamaged. An inspection determined these segment cars could continue on to Florida. The segments themselves will undergo further evaluation at Kennedy before they are...
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Alabama, Where -- Florida, Where -- Utah
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During crew equipment interface test activities at KSC, STS-118 Pilot Charles Hobaugh checks the cockpit windshield of orbiter Endeavour, which is in Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. The STS-118 mission will be delivering the third starboard truss segment, the ITS S5, to the International Space Station, as well as the SPACEHAB single cargo module filled with supplies and equipment. Launch aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour is targeted for Aug. 9. Photo credit:...
Topics: Who -- Charles Hobaugh, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Just after sunrise, Space Shuttle Atlantis, mounted on a mobile launch platform, rolls a second time to Launch Pad 39A atop a crawler transporter. First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 5:02 a.m. EDT. In late February, while Atlantis was on the launch pad, Atlantis' external tank received hail damage during a severe thunderstorm that passed through the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 area. The hail caused visible divots in the giant tank's...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis, mounted on a mobile launch platform, rolls to Launch Pad 39A atop a crawler transporter just after sunrise. First motion was at 5:02 a.m. EDT. In late February, Atlantis' external tank received hail damage during a severe thunderstorm that passed through the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 area. The hail caused visible divots in the giant tank's foam insulation, as well as minor surface damage to about 26 heat shield tiles on the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In high bay No. 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, Space Shuttle Atlantis is ready for its return to Launch Pad 39A. In late February, Atlantis' external tank received hail damage during a severe thunderstorm that passed through the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 area. The hail caused visible divots in the giant tank's foam insulation, as well as minor surface damage to about 26 heat shield tiles on the shuttle's left wing. The launch of Space Shuttle...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An alligator, seen just above the shrubs, has a close-up view of Space Shuttle Atlantis as it sits on Launch Pad 39A. Atlantis rolled out to the pad before dawn for the second time. First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 5:02 a.m. EDT. In late February, while Atlantis was on the launch pad, Atlantis' external tank received hail damage during a severe thunderstorm that passed through the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 area. The hail caused...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- Dawn, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Hangar M on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, another Delta II first stage is ready to be placed on a transporter. The Delta will be moved to the launch pad for the future launch of a Global Positioning Satellite. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The locomotive and rail cars carrying solid rocket booster motor segments and two aft exit cone segments cross a road on Kennedy Space Center. These cars are headed for the SRB Assembly and Refurbishment Facility. While enroute, solid rocket motor segments were involved in a derailment in Alabama. The rail cars carrying these segments remained upright and were undamaged. An inspection determined these segment cars could continue on to Florida. The segments...
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Alabama, Where -- Florida, Where -- Utah
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside Hangar M on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Larry Penepent, manager of Launch Operations Engineering with United Launch Alliance, oversees the transfer of the Delta II first stage onto a transporter. The Delta will be moved to the launch pad. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn is scheduled to launch June 30 from Launch Complex 17-B. Photo credit:...
Topics: What -- Vesta, What -- Dawn, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Astrotech Space Operations facility, a computer chip awaits installation on the Dawn spacecraft. The silicon chip holds the names of more than 360,000 space enthusiasts worldwide who signed up to participate in a virtual voyage to the asteroid belt and is about the size of an American five-cent coin. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn is scheduled...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In Hangar A&O on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, workers conduct a steering test on the first stage of a Delta II rocket, at right. The rocket is designated for the launch of the Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing is planned in May 2008 on arctic ground where...
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2, workers are on the wing of Endeavour, checking the progress as the payload bay doors close. The payload will be installed on the launch pad after rollout. The orbiter is designated for mission STS-118, targeted for launch on Aug. 9. The mission will continue space station construction by delivering a third starboard truss segment, S5, as well as carrying the External Stowage Platform 3. The crew comprises seven astronauts:...
Topics: Who -- Scott Kelly, Who -- Charles Hobaugh, Who -- Richard Mastracchio, What -- Endeavour, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech's Payload Processing Facility, technicians check the Dawn spacecraft as it is lowered onto a transporter. Dawn will be moved to the Hazardous Processing Facility for fueling. Dawn is scheduled to launch June 30 aboard a Delta II rocket from Launch Complex 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Photo credit:...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA, Kennedy Space Center and State of Florida dignitaries helped launch the opening of the newest attraction at Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex, the Shuttle Launch Experience. Breaking the ribbon are (left to right) Dan LeBlanc, chief operating officer of the KSC Visitor Complex; Lt. Governor of Florida Jeff Kottkamp; former astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen; Center Director Bill Parsons; KSC Director of External Relations Lisa Malone; and former...
Topics: Who -- John Young, Who -- Buzz Aldrin, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech's Payload Processing Facility, technicians secure the dolly holding the Dawn spacecraft so Dawn can be lifted safely and transferred to a transporter. Dawn will be moved to the Hazardous Processing Facility for fueling. Dawn is scheduled to launch June 30 aboard a Delta II rocket from Launch Complex 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first stage of a Delta II rocket rolls under the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket is the launch vehicle for the Dawn spacecraft, targeted for liftoff on June 30. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech, workers (in the background) secure a crane onto a set of solar array panels that will be installed on the Dawn spacecraft, at right. Another set was installed previously. Together, the panels extend 64.6 feet when fully open.Dawn is scheduled to launch June 30 aboard a Delta II rocket from Launch Complex 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the first stage of a Delta II rocket is placed in the mobile service tower. The rocket is the launch vehicle for the Dawn spacecraft, targeted for liftoff on June 30. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech, workers prepare the Dawn spacecraft for installation of a second set of solar array panels. Together, the panels extend 64.6 feet when fully open. Dawn is scheduled to launch June 30 aboard a Delta II rocket from Launch Complex 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-117 mission crew pose for a photo on the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after their arrival. From left are astronaut Clayton Anderson, Mission Specialists James Reilly, John "Danny" Olivas, Steven Swanson and Patrick Forrester, Pilot Lee Archambault and Commander Frederick Sturckow. Anderson will be on the mission to join the Expedition 15 crew on the International Space Station. During the 11-day mission and three spacewalks, the crew will work...
Topics: Who -- Clayton Anderson, Who -- Patrick Forrester, Who -- Frederick Sturckow, What -- STS-117, What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Payload Handling Servicing Facility, an overhead crane lowers the Phoenix spacecraft onto a rotation stand for an interim weight and center of gravity determination. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate....
Topics: What -- Phoenix, What -- Mars, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Payload Handling Servicing Facility, the Phoenix spacecraft is being rotated for center of gravity determination. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing is planned in May 2008 on arctic ground where a...
Topics: What -- Phoenix, What -- Mars, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Following the Flight Readiness Review for the STS-117 mission, NASA officials presented the decisions of NASA senior managers in a press conference. Seen here are (from left) Katherine Trinidad, of NASA Public Affairs, who moderated; Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator of NASA Space Operations Mission; Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program manager; and Mike Leinbach, Shuttle Launch Director. Gerstenmaier confirmed the launch time and date of Space Shuttle...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Following the Flight Readiness Review for the STS-117 mission, NASA officials presented the decisions of NASA senior managers in a press conference. Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator of NASA Space Operations Mission, confirmed the launch time and date of Space Shuttle Atlantis at 7:38 p.m. EDT on June 8. Seen here is Space Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale (left) demonstrating the level of scrutiny engineers apply to inspecting the smallest of components...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a third solid rocket booster is raised to a vertical position. It will be lifted into the mobile service tower for attachment around the Delta II first stage. The SRB is one of nine to be attached for the launch of the Dawn spacecraft. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After their arrival at KSC, STS-117 crew members take part in a payload bay walkdown on Launch Pad 39A to look at the cargo in Space Shuttle Atlantis. Seen here are Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester (left) and James Reilly. The payload includes the S3/S4 integrated truss structure for the International Space Station. The payload includes the S3/S4 integrated truss structure for the International Space Station. STS-117 is scheduled to launch at 7:38 p.m. June 8....
Topics: Who -- Patrick Forrester, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- Atlantis, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-117 crew members arrive at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility aboard T-38 jet aircraft to prepare for launch on Space Shuttle Atlantis on June 8. Mission John "Danny" Olivas prepares to exit the plane. During the 11-day mission and three spacewalks, the crew will work with flight controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to install a 17-ton segment on the station's girder-like truss and deploy a set of solar arrays, S3/S4. The mission...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Following the debut of its new attraction, Shuttle Launch Experience, on May 26, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex treated guests to a concert by the instrumental group Mannheim Steamroller, seen here. Known for its digital-classic-rock style, Mannheim Steamroller recorded sound from the last space shuttle liftoff at Kennedy Space Center, and has incorporated it into its music. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- DEBUT, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The "pencil sharpener" tool designed to trim the hand-sprayed foam repairs on the STS-117 external tank is on display for the media at the NASA News Center. This portable tool was designed in just 10 days specifically for this task by Lockheed Martin engineer Glenn Lapeyronnie at the Michoud external tank manufacturing facility in New Orleans. The pencil sharpener tool fits over the external tank nose cone spike at the top of the tank and extends down to...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On a cloudy Florida day, Space Shuttle Atlantis awaits launch atop a mobile launch platform at Launch Pad 39A. At the right of the pad is the 290-foot tall, 300,000-gallon water tank that is part of the sound suppression system during launches. In the foreground, photographers position themselves on the crawlerway, in hopes of capturing a unique prelaunch image. Rollback of the pad's rotating service structure, or RSS, is one of the milestones in preparation for...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The "pencil sharpener" tool designed to trim the hand-sprayed foam repairs on the STS-117 external tank is on display for the media at the NASA News Center. This portable tool was designed in just 10 days specifically for this task by Lockheed Martin engineer Glenn Lapeyronnie at the Michoud external tank manufacturing facility in New Orleans. The pencil sharpener tool fits over the external tank nose cone spike at the top of the tank and extends down to...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After rollback of the rotating service structure, or RSS, on Launch Pad 39A, Space Shuttle Atlantis stands bathed in lights. Rollback is one of the milestones in preparation for the launch of mission STS-117 on June 8. Rollback started at 10:56 p.m. and was complete at 11:34 p.m EDT. The RSS provides protected access to the orbiter for changeout and servicing of payloads at the pad. The structure is supported by a rotating bridge that pivots about a vertical axis...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech's Hazardous Processing Facility, a technician checks the connections for loading the Dawn spacecraft with xenon gas for the ion propulsion system. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. The Dawn spacecraft uses ion propulsion to get the additional velocity needed to reach Vesta once it leaves the Delta rocket. It also uses ion propulsion to spiral to...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cameras are prepared to record the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis from Launch Pad 39A following sunrise on a cloudy Florida day. Rollback of the pad's rotating service structure, or RSS, is one of the milestones in preparation for the launch of mission STS-117 on June 8. Rollback started at 10:56 p.m. EDT June 7 and was complete at 11:34 p.m. The RSS, the massive structure to the left of the shuttle, provides protected access to the orbiter for changeout and...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Clayton Anderson suits up for launch on mission STS-117 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Anderson will join the Expedition 15 crew aboard the International Space Station, exchanging his seat for the return trip to Flight Engineer Suni Williams. Atlantis' liftoff is scheduled for 7:38 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A. The shuttle is delivering a new segment to the starboard side of the International Space Station's backbone, known as the truss. Three spacewalks...
Topics: Who -- Clayton Anderson, Who -- Suni Williams, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle training aircraft, or STA, with STS-117 Commander Frederick Sturckow and Pilot Lee Archambault in the cockpit begins to taxi to the runway at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility. Sturckow and Archambault will be making practice landings in the STA, which is a Grumman American Aviation-built Gulf Stream II jet that was modified to simulate an orbiter's cockpit, motion and visual cues, and handling qualities. In flight, the STA duplicates the orbiter's...
Topics: Who -- Frederick Sturckow, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Johnson...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Delta II first stage waits for the mating of additional solid rocket boosters for launch of the Dawn spacecraft. Dawn's goal is to characterize the conditions and processes of the solar system's earliest epoch 4.5 billion years ago by investigating in detail two of the largest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. They reside between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt. Launch is targeted for July 7. Photo credit:...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers integrate the landing radar with the Phoenix spacecraft. Testing will follow. The Phoenix mission is the first project in NASA's first openly competed program of Mars Scout missions. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing is planned in May 2008 on arctic...
Topics: What -- Phoenix, What -- Mars, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the top of Launch Pad 17-B, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers help to guide NASA?s Dawn spacecraft into position for stacking with the Delta II launch vehicle. Launch is scheduled for July 7. Dawn is the ninth mission in NASA's Discovery Program. The spacecraft will be the first to orbit two planetary bodies, asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, during a single mission. Vesta and Ceres lie in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is also...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Discovery, What -- Vesta, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, What -- ion engine,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech, a technician secures one side of the sun shade over the high gain antenna on the Dawn spacecraft. Made of germanium kapton, the shade, which is RF transparent, is placed over the sensitive antenna to reflect and emit harmful solar radiation to prevent the antenna from being excessively heated. Dawn is scheduled to launch July 7 from Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Dawn's goal is to characterize the conditions and processes of the solar...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, Where -- Kennedy Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech, technicians place another segment of the canister around the upper stage booster below the Dawn spacecraft. When enclosed in the canister, Dawn will be transported to Launch Pad 17-B and lifted into the mobile service tower for mating with the Delta II launch vehicle. The Delta II-Heavy, manufactured by the United Launch Alliance, is scheduled to launch the Dawn spacecraft on its 4-year flight to the asteroid belt. The Delta II-Heavy will use three...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech, workers help guide an overhead crane to be attached to the Dawn spacecraft. Dawn will be lifted from its stand, moved and then mated to the upper stage booster for launch. Dawn is scheduled to launch July 7 from Pad 17-B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Dawn's goal is to characterize the conditions and processes of the solar system's earliest epoch by investigating in detail the largest protoplanets that have remained intact since their...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are towed across the Shuttle Landing Facility after their landing. Touchdown was at 8:27 a.m. EDT. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight. Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117. The return to KSC began July 1 and took three days after stops...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, What -- STS-122, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-118 payload canister transporter moves into the Canister Rotation Facility. Inside the canister are the SPACEHAB module, the S5 truss and the external stowage platform 3. At the CRF, the canister will be raised to a vertical position for delivery to Launch Pad 39A. Endeavour is targeted for launch on Aug. 9 to the International Space Station. The mission will continue space station construction with installation of the truss. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann
Topics: What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Endeavour hangs vertically above the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It will be lifted into the upper levels of the VAB, moved to high bay 1 and stacked with the e1ternal tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform. Endeavour will be launched on mission STS-118, its first flight in more than four years. The shuttle has undergone e1tensive modifications, including the addition of safety upgrades already added to...
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- Discovery, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers supervise the lowering of NASA's Dawn spacecraft in the mobile service tower. The spacecraft is clad in a shipping canister for its transport from Astrotech in Titusville, Fla. The canister will be removed and the spacecraft prepared for launch. Launch is scheduled for July 7. Dawn is the ninth mission in NASA's Discovery Program. The spacecraft will be the first to orbit two planetary bodies, asteroid...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Discovery, What -- Vesta, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, What -- ion engine,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Pad 17-B, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers attach a crane to NASA's Dawn spacecraft. It will be lifted into the mobile service tower for mating to the Delta II launch vehicle.Launch is scheduled for July 7. Dawn is the ninth mission in NASA's Discovery Program. The spacecraft will be the first to orbit two planetary bodies, asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, during a single mission. Vesta and Ceres lie in the asteroid belt between Mars and...
Topics: What -- Dawn, What -- Discovery, What -- Vesta, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, What -- ion engine,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, the overhead crane moves the S5 integrated truss across other modules toward the payload canister, at right. The S5 will join the external stowage platform 3 (ESP3) already in the canister. Endeavour is targeted for launch on Aug. 9 to the International Space Station. The mission will continue space station construction by delivering the third starboard truss segment, as well as carrying the ESP3 and the SPACEHAB module....
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Atlantis is towed into the Orbiter Processing Facility, completing its journey from the Shuttle Landing Facility. The orbiter will undergo processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight. Atlantis arrived at Kennedy Space Center atop the SCA on July 3 after a three-day, cross-country flight due to fuel stops and weather delays. Touchdown was at 8:27...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Edwards Air Force...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the mate/demate device at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, Atlantis is lifted up from the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is backed away from the mate/demate device. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight. The orbiter will be lowered to the ground and then towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December. Atlantis...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Edwards Air Force...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the mate/demate device at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, work begins to lower Atlantis to the ground. In the background, a towing device is used to back the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, away from the device. When the orbiter is lowered to the ground it will be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December. Atlantis arrived at Kennedy Space Center atop the SCA on July 3 after a...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Edwards Air Force...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Atlantis is towed into the Orbiter Processing Facility. The orbiter will undergo processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight. Atlantis arrived at Kennedy Space Center atop the SCA on July 3 after a three-day, cross-country flight due to fuel stops and weather delays. Touchdown was at 8:27 a.m. EDT. Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Edwards Air Force...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Atlantis is towed toward the Orbiter Processing Facility from the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center. The orbiter will undergo processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight. The massive Vehicle Assembly Building towers in the background. Atlantis arrived at Kennedy Space Center atop the SCA on July 3 after a three-day, cross-country...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Edwards Air Force...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In high bay 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, the orbiter Endeavour is lowered past the external tank toward the mobile launcher platform. Seen at right of the external tank is one of the white solid rocket boosters. The components will be mated for launch. Endeavour will be launched on mission STS-118, its first flight in more than four years. The shuttle has undergone extensive modifications, including the addition of safety upgrades already added to shuttles...
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- Discovery, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is viewed from a high level in the Vehicle Assembly Building. Lights from above cast an orange glow. Visible behind Endeavour are the orange external tank and one of the white solid rocket boosters on the left. The many platform levels on either side of the shuttle provide access for work. The shuttle assembly rests on the mobile launcher platform, which will be lifted by the crawler-transporter for the slow journey to the pad. Rollout was...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A gopher tortoise searches for food at the edge of a road near Launch Pad 39A. Their primary food sources are low-growing grasses and herbs, with their favorite foods being gopher apple and saw palmetto berries. They will eat the pads, fruits, and flowers of prickly pear cactus as well. They will occasionally also eat bones from dead animals, presumably to get calcium. The gopher tortoise is a cold-blooded reptile that averages 10 inches in length and 9 pounds in...
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Louisiana, Where -- South Carolina, Where -- Florida
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With umbilical lines still attached, the payload canister arrives at the payload changeout room. Inside the canister are the S5 truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3, the payload for mission STS-118. The payloads will be transferred inside the changeout room to wait for Space Shuttle Endeavour to arrive at the pad. The changeout room is the enclosed, environmentally controlled portion of the rotating service structure that supports cargo delivery...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What -- Discovery, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Endeavour is on Launch Pad 39A and ready for prelaunch processing after a nearly 7-hour trip from the Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion out of the VAB was at 8:10 p.m. July 10, and the shuttle was hard down on the pad at 3:02 a.m. July 11. At far left is the rotating service structure, called the RSS, which can be rolled around to enclose the shuttle for access during processing. Between the RSS and the shuttle is the fixed service structure,...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Endeavour rests on Launch Pad 39A after rolling out from the Vehicle Assembly Building over night. First motion out of the VAB was at 8:10 p.m. July 10, and the shuttle was hard down on the pad at 3:02 a.m. July 11. The shuttle sits on top of the mobile launcher platform. At far left is the rotating service structure, which can be rolled around to enclose the shuttle for access during processing. Behind it is the fixed service structure, topped by an...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Sandwiched between gray clouds and the Banana Creek can be seen Space Shuttle Endeavour on Launch Pad 39A. The shuttle rolled to the pad overnight to get ready for liftoff on mission STS-118. First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 8:10 p.m. July 10, and the shuttle was hard down on the pad at 3:02 a.m. July 11. At far left is the rotating service structure, which can be rolled around to enclose the shuttle for access during processing. The...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space...
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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston -- STS118-S-002 -- These seven astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-118 crew portrait. Pictured from the left are astronauts Richard A. (Rick) Mastracchio, mission specialist; Barbara R. Morgan, a mission specialist and NASA's first educator astronaut; Charles O. Hobaugh, pilot; Scott J. Kelly, commander; Tracy E. Caldwell, Canadian Space Agency's Dafydd R. (Dave) Williams and Alvin Drew Jr., all mission specialists. The crewmembers are attired...
Topics: What -- STS-118, Where -- Johnson Space Center (JSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - As afternoon storm clouds sweep across a dune near Launch Pad 39A, Space Shuttle Endeavour is seen from the back side. In front of it is the 290-foot-tall water tower that provides the deluge over the mobile launcher platform for sound suppression during liftoff. The shuttle arrived at the pad in the early morning after an 8:30 p.m. rollout on July 10. Endeavour is scheduled to launch on mission STS-118 on Aug. 7. During the mission, Endeavour will carry into orbit...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is viewed from a high level in the Vehicle Assembly Building. Lights from above cast an orange glow. Visible behind Endeavour are the orange external tank and the white solid rocket boosters on either side. The many platform levels on either side of the shuttle provide access for work. The shuttle assembly rests on the mobile launcher platform, which will be lifted by the crawler-transporter for the slow journey to the pad. Rollout was...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers secure the Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft onto the upper stage booster. Targeted for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Aug. 3, Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing on Mars is planned in May 2008 on arctic ground where a mission currently in...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-118 Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio tests the fit of his helmet as well as the launch and entry suit. He and other crew members are at Kennedy for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities, a dress rehearsal for launch. TCDT activities include the M-113 training, payload familiarization, emergency egress training at the pad and a simulated launch countdown. The STS-118 payload aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour includes the S5 truss, a...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-118 Mission Specialist Dave Williams tests the fit of his launch and entry suit during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities, a dress rehearsal for launch. TCDT activities include the M-113 training, payload familiarization, emergency egress training at the pad and a simulated launch countdown. The STS-118 payload aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour includes the S5 truss, a SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3. The mission is the 22nd...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-118 Mission Specialist Barbara R. Morgan gets help with the fit of her launch and entry suit during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities, a dress rehearsal for launch. TCDT activities include the M-113 training, payload familiarization, emergency egress training at the pad and a simulated launch countdown. The STS-118 payload aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour includes the S5 truss, a SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3. The mission...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- Endeavour, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-118 Commander Scott Kelly's launch and entry suit is monitored after his suitup for the simulated launch countdown that concludes the terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. The STS-118 crew has been at Kennedy for the TCDT activities that also include M-113 training, payload familiarization and emergency egress training at the pad. The mission is the 22nd flight to the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavour will carry a payload...
Topics: Who -- Scott Kelly, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On the slidewire basket bunker area of Launch Pad 39A, the STS-118 crew greets the media before the crew's morning training activities in the terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. From left are Commander Scott Kelly, Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Rick Mastracchio, Dave Williams, Barbara R. Morgan and Tracy Caldwell. Williams represents the Canadian Space Agency. Morgan joined NASA's Teacher in Space program in 1985 and was...
Topics: Who -- Scott Kelly, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, a worker checks the cover on a main bus switching unit, part of the payload on mission STS-120. A main bus switching unit is used for power distribution, circuit protection and fault isolation on the space station's power system. The units route power to proper locations in the space station, such as from solar arrays through umbilicals into the U.S. Lab. The unit will be installed on the external stowage platform 2...
Topics: What -- STS-120, What -- Discovery, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers rotate the Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft to move it for mating to the upper stage booster. Targeted for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Aug. 3, Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate. Landing on Mars is planned in May 2008 on arctic ground where a...
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-118 Pilot Charlie Hobaugh suits up for the simulated launch countdown that concludes the terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. The STS-118 crew has been at Kennedy for the TCDT activities that also include M-113 training, payload familiarization and emergency egress training at the pad. The mission is the 22nd flight to the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavour will carry a payload including the S5 truss, a SPACEHAB module and...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
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